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Destinations / Itineraries Change to my flight itinerary and 500miles upgrade question.

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by yaboobie, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. yaboobie

    yaboobie Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I booked SFO-MIA-MCO on AA (no status)back in december, leaving 9:35pm arrive in MIA 6;01am, and leaving MIA 9:25 arrive MCO 10:33.
    I got an email from aa and they changed my flights to Leaving 9:28pm - 6:03am and leaving 6:57am-8:04am.

    I was hoping to get a good shower breakfast, and drinks before our final destination in MCO.

    Can I and Would it be worth it to request AA to change my second leg to a later hour, similar to our original booking? or should i just say f*ck it and get to MCO earlier? I doubt hyatt grand cypress will let us check in that early though.

    Second Part. Does anyone know how the 500miles upgrades are processed? where would i be placed on the upgrade list compared to gold/plat/pro?

    Thanks guys
  2. David W

    David W Well-Known Member

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    I would call AA and ask to change your 2nd flight. It's a schedule change and they should work with you.

    You'd be on the bottom of the list for upgrades. However, ask if there is any confirmable upgrade space? I did a miles+cash upgrade once, there was space available and was upgraded immediately. I dont know if it works the same though.
  3. rickyw

    rickyw Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure you can't use 500 mile upgrades if you have no status. I assume you earned them at a point when you had status? AA actually keeps the certificates in your account, even though you can't use them without status.
  4. Rob in Miami

    Rob in Miami Active Member

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    As for a shower, you can always access the AA Lounge at D15 area. They have showers, it is newly renovated and very nice. Day pass (or Admirals Membership) gains easy access.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2018
  5. yaboobie

    yaboobie Member

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    .... really? man i wish i had booked this sooner. Dropped on end of Jan.